Where We Live: Housing Our Vets
The US Department of Veterans Affairs estimates that 107,000 veterans are homeless on any given night.
In March the National Deprtment of Veterans Affairs allocated 39 million dollars to fund more than two thousand new transitional housing beds. This is part of the VA’s goal to end homelessness among veterans within five years.
Here in Connecticut, thousands of former service men and women are struggling, many with mental health problems such as PTSD. In such a bad economy, many veterans are in need of jobs as well as housing. Thankfully, new transitional and supportive homes are opening up across the state.
Today, a conversation about and with state veterans on how we are taking care of those that fought in our wars, who now need a home.